What is Synapse?

Synapse is a weekly newsletter that brings thoughtful and accessible analysis of the latest neuroscience research to your inbox. No click-bait titles or self-help pseudoscience—just deep dives into the inner-workings of the most fascinating object in our universe: the brain!

What makes Synapse different?

When I try to find interesting things to read about neuroscience, I usually find two different types of experiences: academic papers and news articles. Reading academic papers is laborious and not accessible if you are not committed to the field, so many people are often left with news articles. Yet, I’m often troubled by news articles’ click-bait headlines, lack of citing evidence, and hyperbolic view of research. I haven’t found many people trying to write thoughtfully about neuroscience in a way that doesn’t fall victim to the typical pitfalls of pseudoscience or pop psychology. I hope that Synapse can fill this niche.

My goal for Synapse to discuss interesting topics in neuroscience with the kind of nuance and smart analysis that goes on in academia, but is largely unseen by the general public. Synapse will be accessible for everyone yet have enough depth to interest enthusiasts. The kind of person that will love Synapse is someone who can appreciate science writing with more depth and less click-bait than is typically found in newspapers.

As always, this newsletter is a work-in-progress for me and will only get better as time goes on!

The best part about Synapse is that you don’t have to remember to visit a blog or go to a low-quality website. All of the content lives in your inbox as a weekly email every Sunday—and it’s 100% free.

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Why subscribe?

The best part about Synapse is that you don’t have to remember to visit a blog or go to a low-quality website. All of the content lives in your inbox as a weekly email every Sunday—and it’s 100% free.

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Who Writes Synapse?

My name is Clayton Mansel and I am a budding science writer and recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology. Next year, I will be starting an MD/PhD program in Neurology/Neuroscience. I’ve been doing research in neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration for almost 4 years now and am excited to write about neuroscience for a broad audience. Feel free to get in touch with me on Twitter @Clayman98!